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A Baroque Chamber Music Messiah, April 7 – 9

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April 07 – April 09, 2017

Originally composed for the Easter Season, Handel’s autographed Messiah manuscript – and it’s Premiere performance in Dublin -contained movements that are not the versions we are familiar with today.

Though it became a larger event over the years, the original Messiah was not the large choral and orchestral affair we often hear performed; quite the contrary, this famous piece first featured a small ensemble of voices and a modest consort of instruments. In many ways, the original Messiah was a very different piece of music, indeed!

Beginning what we hope will become an annual Charleston tradition, The King’s Counterpoint excited to present ‘A Baroque Chamber Music Messiah’ – and each Easter season, we will offer The Holy City a different version of this masterpiece of music, presented chronologically as Handel arranged them, and in the Baroque style in which they were originally performed!

The King’s Counterpoint will begin with a combination of the 1741 Autograph and 1742 Dublin Premiere versions of this fabulous work – It’s an historic event that we are excited to bring to our Charleston audiences!

Performances

Friday, April 7, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway
John’s Island, 29455

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul
126 Coming Street
Charleston, 29401

Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church
2604 Ashley River Road
Charleston, 29414

Tickets:
Reserved Seating $25 * General Admission $20
Seniors & Students $15
Children under 13 are always FREE

Website: http://www.thekingscounterpoint.com/

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